Stellan Skarsgard (Chernobyl) and Kyle Soller (Poldark) are joining the Star Wars galaxy: The actors will co-star in Disney+’s forthcoming Rogue One prequel series, our sister site Variety reports.
The untitled spinoff follows rebel spy Cassian Andor (played by Diego Luna) during the formative years of the Rebellion. The thriller explores tales filled with espionage and daring missions to restore hope to a galaxy in the grip of a ruthless Empire. The cast also includes Alan Tudyk, who will reprise his role as Andor’s droid sidekick K-2SO. No details are currently available about Skarsgard and Soller’s characters.
Stephen Schiff (The Americans) will serve as showrunner, with the film’s co-writer Tony Gilroy set to write the pilot in addition to directing multiple episodes.
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